Four recipients of the 2012-2013 Rotary Foundation Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships were selected from a pool of applicants sponsored by Rotary Clubs in District 5890 (Greater Houston area) on February 4, 2012.

The four recipients are:

Derek Marchant, sponsored by Cypress-Fairbanks Rotary Club

Scott Nimmons, sponsored by Space Center Rotary Club

Amy Parker, sponsored by Memorial-Spring Branch Rotary Club

Samantha Webb, sponsored by Bellaire/Southwest Houston Rotary Club

Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholarships are for one collegiate academic year abroad and provide funding for round-trip transportation, tuition and fees, room, board, some educational supplies, and language training (if necessary) up to a maximum award of US$30,000 or its equivalent.

These scholarships, which are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, provide for college study abroad in more than 160 countries where Rotary clubs are located and some non-Rotary countries. Some 1,300 scholarships of various types will be available from clubs worldwide.

During their studies abroad, Rotary Foundation Scholars act as “ambassadors of goodwill”. Through appearances before Rotary clubs and districts, schools, civic organizations, and other forums, the scholars represent their homeland and work to further international understanding.